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(HealthDay News) -- Anyone preparing for a camping trip that involves outdoor cooking should include a meat thermometer with their camping gear, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says on its foodsafety.gov website.
The agency suggests:
- Cook all raw beef, pork, lamb and veal steaks, chops and roasts to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cook all poultry, hot dogs and any leftover food to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Allow meat to sit for three minutes before carving or eating.
- Be sure to clean the meat thermometer between uses.
-- Ann Kent
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